Sexual and Gender Minority Health Vol: 21

Brea L. Perry
Indiana University, USA

Allen J. LeBlanc
San Francisco State University, USA

Product Details
15 Jan 2021
Emerald Publishing Limited
344 pages - 152 x 229mm
Advances in Medical Sociology
Research concerning sexual and gender minority (SGM) health has flourished in recent years in conjunction with a period of intense social, political, and legal discourse about SGM persons. While this attention has increased understanding and recognition of SGM experiences, recent advances have often been met with resistance and backlash rooted in social stigma and long histories of discrimination.

This volume of Advances in Medical Sociology showcases rich theoretical and empirical contributions on SGM health and wellbeing. The chapters address a variety of topics, drawing from classic and contemporary sociological frameworks and constructs, and reflecting intersecting interdisciplinary approaches to SGM health. Research presented in this volume provides an in-depth focus on sexual and/or gender minority populations, as well as the diverse sub-populations within them; theoretical and empirical explanations for SGM health disparities and resilience; aging and life course perspectives on the health experiences of SGM persons; health in the context of critical relationships in the lives of SGM persons; and the experiences of seeking general and specialized health care among SGM. The time is ripe for deeper examinations of the social determinants of SGM health, and this volume seeks to begin filling existing gaps in the literature.
Chapter 1. Research on Sexual and Gender Minority Health: Historical Developments and Future Directions; Brea L. Perry and Allen J. LeBlanc
Chapter 2. Sexual and Gender Minority Health: Toward a More Complete Accounting of Social Class; Russell Spiker, Lawrence Stacey, and Corinne Reczek
Chapter 3. Substance Use, Mental Well-Being, and Suicide Ideation by Sexual Orientation Among U.S. Adults; Justin T. Denney, Zhe Zhang, Bridget Gorman, and Caleb Cooley 
Chapter 4. State-Level Policy, School Victimization, and Suicide Risk among Sexual Minority Youth;Jennifer Pearson, Lindsey Wilkinson, and Jamie Lyn Wooley-Snider
Chapter 5. Understanding Fear of Deportation and its Impact on Healthcare Access among Immigrant Latinx Men Who Have Sex with Men; Thespina J. Yamanis, Ana María del Río-González, Laura Rapoport, Christopher Norton, Cristiana Little, Suyanna Barker, and India J. Ornelas
Chapter 6. Social Biographies and Health among Sexual and Gender Minority People; Mieke Beth Thomeer, Corinne Reczek, and Allen J. LeBlanc
Chapter 7. Life Course Transitions, Personal Networks, and Social Support for LGBTQ+ Elders: Implications for Physical and Mental Health; Stacy Torres and Griffin Lacy 
Chapter 8. Experiences of gender and sexual minority stress among LGBTQ families: The role of community resilience and minority coping; Sonja Mackenzie 
Chapter 9. Resisting and Reframing Explanations for “Lesbian Obesity”: LBTQA+ Young Women’s Narratives of Sexual Identity as a Protective Factor; Anna Sheppard and Emily S. Mann
Chapter 10. How Healthcare Providers Hold Trans Patients Accountable to Medical Authority; stef m. shuster and Grayson Bodenheimer
Chapter 11. “Every Now and Then I get Flagged for a Pap Smear”: Gender Transition and Sex-Specific Cancer Screenings; Tre Wentling, Carrie Elliott, Andrew London, Natalee Simpson, and Rebecca Wang
Chapter 12. “Oh You Should Talk to…”: The Implementation of LGBTQ Health Curricula in Medical Education; Jessica Herling
Chapter 13. “What Are We Going To Do With a Penis in the Room?”: Rape Crisis Centers and Treatment of Transgender Survivors; Debra Guckenheimer
Brea L. Perry is a Professor in the Department of Sociology and the Network Science Institute at Indiana University. Her research investigates the interrelated roles of social networks, biomarkers, social psychology, and social inequality as cause and consequence of health and illness. She is a current National Academy of Medicine Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine Scholar.

Allen J. LeBlanc is Health Equity Institute Professor of Sociology at San Francisco State University. His research has addressed social responses to chronic illness and disability; government programs promoting health among low-income Americans; and the etiology of stress and health among individuals, and in relational contexts.

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